A Celebration and Some Great News!

On November 9th, hundreds of community members gathered together to celebrate our organization’s mission and specifically recognize those who have made amazing strides.

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S  T O   O U R  W I N N E R S !

Annette Bowling Advocacy Award: Stacey Ramirez, The Arc Georgia

Community Partner Award: NAMI Albany

Ellen D. Raulerson Award: The Honorable Stephen Goss

Individual Achievement Award: ICWP: Amy Collins

Individual Achievement Award: Kids’ Corner’s Autism Program: Mason Brunson

Individual Achievement Award: Kids’ Corner Child Development Center: Ryan Butler

Individual Achievement Award: Mental Health: Lewis Watson-Thornton

Individual Achievement Award: Project ARC: Angela Holsey

Individual Achievement Award: SOURCE: Wayne Gable

Individual Achievement Award: Adult Day: Dorien Woods

Individual Achievement Award: Adult Day: Todd Manley

Individual Achievement Award: Residential: Travis Smith

Individual Achievement Award: Treatment Court: Quinton Holsey

Otis M. Burgess Award: Gregory Cline

Outstanding Board Member of the Year: Steven Holloway

Ray Carte’ Special Olympics Achievement Award: Larry Davis

Volunteer Partnership Award: Greenbriar Church

O U R  S P O N S E R S  &  P A R T N E R S

Albany Area Primary Health Care
The Arc Georgia
Robert Baker & Associates, CPA’s
Kathy and Steve Batson
Andy Christo, State Farm Agent
John and Barbara Culbreath
Sonny Deriso
Doherty, Duggan, Hart, & Tiernan: Insurers
Engineering and Equipment Supply Co.
Flint Community Bank
Debbie Fulford
Georgia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities
Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
Greenbriar Church
George and Lynn Lee
LRA Constructors, Inc.
Lynda Hammond
Hamilton Relay
Drew and Harriet Lansberry
The Northrop Family
Professional Medical Fulfillment
Raymond James
Safety Max
SRJ Architects, Inc.
United Way of Southwest Georgia
Van Yielding, Progressive Insurance

We also want to share that we have been awarded a three-year term of accrediation by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process that centers on enhancing the lives of the persons served.

An organization receiving a three-year term of accreditation has voluntarily put itself through a rigorous peer review process and demonstrated to a term of surveyors during an on-site survey that it is committed to conforming to CARF’s accreditation conditions and standards. Furthermore, an organization that earns CARF accreditation is commended on its quest for quality programs and services.

Regarding the CARF experience, Albany ARC Executive Director Sonny Slate says, “We are pleased to receive the three-year accreditation term from CARF. This recognition reflects the dedication and determination of our board and staff to ensure we are fully engaged in best practices in all of our service delivery areas, as well as fully committed to true community inclusion on behalf of all individuals we are privileged to serve.”

CARF is an international nonprofit accreditor founded in 1966 that set standards of excellence for human service organizations whose programs and services cover the spectrum from youth to older adults in a variety of settings.

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